The Line: Philadelphia 76ers (-126) vs. Indiana Pacers (+108)
The talented Philadelphia 76ers squad without superstar (C) Joel Embiid will do battle with Eastern Conference foes the Indiana Pacers. At the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, tip-off set for 6:05 PM (CST).
The 76ers have put together a nice two-game winning streak. Handing the Timberwolves a big defeat and edging out the Lakers. They will have their hands full with an Indiana Pacers squad shooting at a higher effective shooting percentage than them.
Defense travels but offense doesn’t always. The 76ers have clamped down recently on the defensive side of the ball and teams have struggled to find their rhythm against them.
My wager: Indiana Pacers +4.5 (-160)
The 76ers may have an insurmountable task without Embiid on the court tonight. The Pacers are fluid moving the ball and rank fourth in the NBA for assists per game. I was able to grab this wager before Embiid was ruled out. However, Pacers ML is still a great betting spot tonight at -150.
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